Collision Repair News

Your job requires that you keep on top of the latest in vehicle, tool, and equipment technology – I-CAR is committed to helping you do so in one convenient place. We regularly publish new articles highlighting the latest and greatest collision repair information.

So check back often and follow us on Twitter @Ask_ICAR to ensure you’re equipped with the most up-to-date collision repair technical information available in the industry.

Back-To-Basics: Thread Repair Tools

Sometimes going back-to-basics can make the difference between a quality repair and a failed repair. Some tools in the industry are well known staples of a good technician. However, not all tools get the attention and recognition that they deserve. Thread repair tools may be some tools that are overlooked by many, but for some this tool can be a game changer and a life saver.

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Locating ADAS Information: Honda/Acura - UPDATE

As a collision repair technician, there is one part of a service manual that houses all of the information you would ever need…right? This is not the case with modern vehicles. You may be required to look in numerous manuals to find the information required to safely repair the vehicle.

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I-CAR Just In Time: Ford Mustang Mach-E Backup Power To Doors

Sometimes seeing is understanding, that’s why I-CAR's technical team created the Just in Time video series to guide you through a variety of collision repair topics from ADAS and EVs to repair tips and tricks. These videos enable you to, in less than 5 minutes, learn something new. Let’s check out a feature on the Ford Mach-E.

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Emerging Technology: Crash Detection

Vehicle telematics systems are nothing new in the automotive industry. They consist of an onboard device which communicates from the vehicle to a 3rd party such as a dispatch service. The original idea was created prior to everyone having supercomputers in their pockets. Car accidents happen, who are you going to call when it happens to you?

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OEM Linking Pin: Ford Aluminum Vehicle Running Board Mounting Location Repairability - UPDATE

As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. A common question when it comes to the 2015-present Ford F-150 is the repairability of the running board mounting location. Specifically, when the stud is torn out of the inner rocker panel (see Figure 1). We reached out to Ford for clarification.

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Ford Crash Parts

Ford has a website that provides information tailored to the collision repair industry. It can be another resource for locating information. What kind of information does Ford publish here? Let’s take a look.

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